Coy Cobb

Obituary of Coy Edgar Cobb

Cobb, Coy Edgar, 38, of St. Petersburg, passed away Thursday, October 26th at his home. He had been under Hospice care for cancer. Coy Cobb was born in Richmond, VA on September 7, 1962 and grew up in Maitland, FL. He settled in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in 1987. He graduated from Winter Park High School and Clemson University. He was a sales representative for Colgate-Palmolive. Coy Cobb was a world-class athlete, and was recently nominated as an inductee into the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame. Among his many outstanding swimming achievements are: world-class swimmer and a member of the U.S. National Team in 1984-85 holding an American record in 1985 for the 200-meter medley relay; a finalist in the U.S. Olympic Trails in 1984 and held the Clemson University Varsity Records for the 100-yard fly, the 100-yard backstroke; a 4-time ACC champion and world-ranked swimmer in 1984; named ACC most valuable swimmer of the year in 1985 and was undefeated; a 2-time Division 1 All American; a Master U.S. Swimming multiple finalist. Coy Cobb was also an avid sportsman and fisherman and achieved his Captain?s License from the U.S. Coastguard. He had special concerns for the environment and wildlife, which were reflected by his enthusiastic support of the Coastal Conservation Association of Florida. He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Groendal Cobb of St. Petersburg; his parents, Edgar Reid and Nan Young Cobb of Maitland, FL his siblings, Grace Cobb Harrell of Winston-Salem, NC and Ronald Reid Cobb of Pleasant Hill, CA He is lovingly remembered by his four nephews: Coy, Fletcher and Edgar Harrell of Winston-Salem; and Cameron Cobb of Pleasant Hill. Anderson McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center, Ninth Street Chapel
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